Book Review – A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas


When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

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I. Loved. This. Book! It’s been years since I’ve read Fantasy – I’m definitely a Contemporary Romance addict – but I absolutely loved A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Sarah J. Maas completely reignited my love for this genre. Her writing style was flawless and she completely blew me away with this storyline and these characters. I kept my expectations low going into this book because everyone else was raving over this story and I was afraid I would be one of the very few who wouldn’t love it, but boy was I wrong. I fell in love with the story and characters, and I honestly couldn’t get enough. I was captivated by everything in this book, and even though it started out a little slow, it quickly captured my attention and I was highly entertained throughout. There was a lot going on in this novel, but I loved how everything progressed from beginning to end. I was completely blown away and I loved reading every single minute of it.

   I loved Feyre, Tamlin, and Lucien, and even Rhysand grew on me by the end. I loved Feyre’s personality and her strength and perseverance. She didn’t give up easily and always put up a fight regardless of whether or not she thought she would win. I loved reading the story from her POV, and I was so glad that Ms. Maas wrote it in first person, past tense. It’s my absolute favorite way to read a book and it really made me love this one even more. I felt like I could really connect with Feyre and some of the other characters on a deeper level, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them a little more.

   A Court of Thorns and Roses was full of surprises at every turn and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The storyline and characters were amazing, and I loved reading every single page of this book. Sarah J. Maas did a phenomenal job with ACOTAR and I cannot wait to get started on the next installment, A Court of Mist and Fury. I’m just so thankful that I don’t have to wait a year or more to read the rest of this amazing series! LOL! :) 




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Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world torn apart.

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Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

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About the Author

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. Empire of Storms, the fifth Throne of Glass novel, is available now.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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